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Valentine's Day, globally recognized as the day of love, is a festival celebrating affection and relationships. Derived from both Christian and Roman traditions, the day marks the exchange of love messages, chocolates, gifts, and frequently concludes with romantic dinners. Emphasized by the representation of Cupid, heart-shaped decorations and the color red, Valentine's Day symbolizes love, affection, and appreciation towards loved ones.
Valentine's Day began as the Feast of Saint Valentine, a Western Christian feast day honoring the early saints named Valentinus. The festival became associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages, leading to its widespread acceptance as Valentine's Day in modern times. In the Netherlands, Valentine's Day is relatively new compared to countries like England and France. It started gaining relevance in the late 20th century, due to American cultural influences. Still, Dutch people have embraced the day wholeheartedly, inundating partners with well-thought-out presents, ensuring they know how loved they are.
People in the Netherlands celebrate Valentine's Day in various meaningful ways. On the 14th of February, romantic partners express their love by exchanging gifts, bouquets of flowers, especially roses, and heart-shaped chocolates. Many also write love-filled cards carrying poetic lines to express their passion. A few Dutch cities, such as Amsterdam, offer special Valentine's Day events, including romantic canal cruises and exclusive dinner nights for couples. For some, the day provides the perfect moment to propose marriage to their loved one. Regardless of how it's celebrated, Valentine's Day in the Netherlands adds a special touch to relationships, reinforcing the bond of love.
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